John Green has posted a video of getting "the call."
Kirby Larson shares the wake-up call and fighting traffic.
Please post in the links any other "I got the phone call" author or illustrator moments from this year's Youth Media Awards winners and honor books.
Edited to add:
Winners Susan Patron and David Wiesner discuss their winning experiences at Publishers Weekly.
Cynthia Lord's story.
Jennifer Holm misses the call (interview at Miss Erin's)